• Oosthuizen moves into top 20

    Louis Oosthuizen
    Louis Oosthuizen

    Louis Oosthuizen has broken back into the top 20 in the world and will start the new week in 16th position in the Official World Golf Rankings following his third-placed finish at the US Open.

    Oosthuizen battled hard and bravely at Winged Foot Golf Club over the weekend where Bryson DeChambeau won his first-ever Major title.

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    But, there was still a lot of reward for the South African, who would’ve liked to finish a bit better than he did after concluding with a final-round 73 on Sunday.

    Oosthuizen moved to his highest position in the rankings since occupying 14th spot at the start of February and will be hoping to continue his fight as the new PGA Tour season continues with the 2020 Masters due in November.

    Apart from climbing the rankings, the 37-year-old also pocketed $830,466 (R13,716,557.78) for his efforts in New York, while DeChambeau got a payout of $2.25 million (R37,162,575) for his victory.

    Erik van Rooyen also managed to make a move on the OWGR, climbing two spots from 48th to 46th after he secured a T23 at the US Open.

    Van Rooyen received $116,385 (R1,918,277.99) after fighting his way up the leaderboard during the final round, while Christiaan Bezuidenhout got $26,224 (R432,259.11) for his 55th-placed finish. He remains unchanged in 52nd spot in the OWGR.

    George Coetzee continued to move up the rankings after securing a T3 at the Open de Portugal on the European Tour on Sunday.

    He progressed to 81st from 85th for the week, while Garrick Higgo surged from 189th in the world to 122nd following his impressive victory in Portugal.

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    Higgo received €78,812 (R1,533,029.58) for his first triumph on Tour, while Coetzee added more money to his recent successes with a payout of €26,193.40 (R509,786.43).

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